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The other view of who you are


By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Commentary

Who are you? Do you know? What dumb things to ask, you say, of course I know who I am. True, you may know yourself, but in the world of the lamestream media, on college campuses, and in the view of many in the political establishments, especially on the left, most of us are not who and what we think we are.

There is a great email floating around on the internet that helps clarify all of this. It doesn’t have an author that I could find, however, it’s a great summary. Some of what is below is either a quote or a paraphrase from that email. Here goes.

Were both of your “parents white” and do you believe all lives matter? Besides benefiting from white privilege, you are a “racist.” Now don’t argue, it is what it is.

Are you a “fiscal and moral conservative?” Then you would be “a fascist.”

Are you “heterosexual?” You are a raging “homophobe.” But you already knew that.

Are you “non-union?” You are “a traitor to the working class and therefore an ally of big business.” Big government socialism is the answer. If you have any doubts, Venezuelans can testify as to how great it is. You might want to share your lunch with them before you ask though.

Are you “a Christian?” Any guesses? If you said you are an “infidel,” go to the head of the class.

Do you think there should be a temporary halt to Muslim immigration? You do? That means you are an Islamophobe. And not fit to be in mixed company.

Do you suspect the lamestream media is biased? You are a “reactionary.” Of course.

“Proud of” your “heritage and” our “American culture.” “Xenophobe.” That is what you are. America isn’t any better than any other country. Founded on racism and hatred, you know.

Do you believe in defending and protecting America? You “militarist” you.

Are you “patriotic?” You are nothin’ but a warmonger.

Do you “believe in hard work, fair play, and fair compensation according to each individual’s merits?” Seriously? You do? You are obviously “anti-social.”

Do you own a gun? Are you concerned about the “safety” of your “family” and do you support and “appreciate the police and the legal system?” The chances that you are a “right-wing extremist” are virtually 100%.

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State auditor says “conflict of interest laws apply to Peterson”

Mon, Aug 1st, 2016
Posted in Peterson Commentary

By Jennifer M. Wood, MS, RDN The State Auditor’s letter from last December to Peterson states, “In reviewing the City’s general ledger, the OSA found five disbursements to Purchasing Power, a business owned by Councilor Lauren Rue. One of the ..... 
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Who is right?

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Commentary

By Stan Gudmundson How many Christian faiths exist? In Rushford alone there are at least seven Christian church flavors, counting two different Lutheran varieties. Wouldn’t one think that Christianity would have a single unified faith if the ..... 
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Biggen’s BBQ incorrectly labeled at council meeting

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Commentary

By Chad Rich At the July 13 Peterson City Council meeting, Councilor Gail Boyum incorrectly stated that “come to find out, Biggen’s BBQ is not a registered business in Peterson and should not be allowed as a vendor in city celebrations.” I wa ..... 
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City celebrations and events policy at July 13 Peterson City Council meeting

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Commentary

By Dave Colbenson At the July 13 Peterson City Council Meeting, I brought forward a city policy that would protect and promote ALL businesses within the City of Peterson, whether in-home or located in the downtown area. It also required food vendor ..... 
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Why do districts build new schools?

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Commentary

By Stan Gudmundson Why do districts build new schools? There are really only two reasons. One is because they have to. The other is because they want to. Given the increasingly ridiculous tax burden we face, wanting to build a new school is or ..... 
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R-P community continues to support our school leaders

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in Peterson Commentary

Our community has been blessed with a forward thinking superintendent, Mr. Ehler, and a school board that has brought us so far since 2007. Shortly prior to the 2007 flood, Mr. Chuck Ehler was hired by a school board who believed he was the person ..... 
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The facts on the R-P school project Response to Stan Gudmundson letter regarding R-P Schools

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Peterson Commentary

By John Linder More than six months ago, the voters of the R-P School District passed a building referendum helped by the generous support of the state. It is unfortunate that a small butvocal group that opposed the referendum are still making clai ..... 
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Guest Commentary: The City of Peterson should do the right thing!

By Jennifer M. Wood

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Commentary

When my son was in the 6th grade, his teacher had a big banner strung across his wall that said: Whatever is right is not always popular and what ever is popular is not always right. Those words have stuck in my mind for 15 years now and are somet ..... 
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